Billing may be functionally separate from provisioning and assurance, but the configuration of billing is an important part of fulfillment. Billing configuration used to be easy – start on this day, stop on that day, or change to a new pricing plan. Needless to say, billing isn’t what it used to be. There is now a variety of complex products, offers, and billing thresholds. There is dynamic pricing, time-of-day pricing, bundled offers, and volume and quality adjustments.
Mobile World Congress is almost upon us. Over the coming week, Barcelona will be awash with representatives from operators and vendors alike, as we all make use of this opportunity to sit down with customers and peers and thrash out what’s really important for the development of this industry now and in the near term.